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Pan American Health Organization Policy Statement

30 November 2011

February 2010

The PAHO/WHO Regional Expert Group on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Dietary Salt Reduction has produced a policy statement outlining the recommendations for a population-based approach to reduce dietary salt intake in the Americas. The goal is a gradual and sustained drop in dietary salt intake to reach national targets or the internationally recommended target of less than 5g/day/person by 2020.


PAHO Policy Statement [PDF 340KB] [PDF 340 KB]



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